Striker Dior Angus is hoping he will be able to show his best form with Barrow AFC this season after impressing during their pre-season friendlies in the last couple of weeks.

Angus showed glimpses of what he is capable of during his initial loan from Port Vale in the last campaign, scoring twice in 11 games before his season was effectively ended by an ankle injury suffered at Wrexham in March.

The 25-year-old made his move to Holker Street permanent during the summer and he has been one of the main positives of the Bluebirds’ pre-season campaign so far, posing a real threat down the right wing.

He also scored their opening goal in last Saturday’s 3-1 victory against Workington.

Angus said: “I feel lively. I always step on a pitch believing that I’m going to score a goal because I think you have to as a striker. It’s good to have got the first one out of the way and now hopefully I can hit the ground running.

“I had a couple of decent games before my injury. It’s hard when an injury comes and there’s never a good time to get injured, but hopefully now I can show everyone what I’ve got and score some goals.”

Angus’ strike against the Reds was the first of three really well-worked goals in the second half from AFC, who will want to produce more of the same when League Two side Morecambe become the latest team to visit Barrow tonight.

Angus said: “I think especially mine and Jack’s [Hindle] goals were from what the gaffer is trying to implement, with the wide players coming out to in and getting in behind and in on goal.

“The ball into the centre forward is key - Pete [Atherton] calls it a ‘knock-back and through’ where it goes up to the centre forward, goes back from him and then it goes through for the wide players.

“We get in and hopefully we’ll create as many chances as is possible.”